Shows – 2012





Thursday the 9th through Monday the 20th.
The Oregon Trail concert tour.
A series of private house concerts. There might be a couple of ‘open to the general public’ and they will be posted if that is the case.

MARCH 2012

Friday the 2nd through Monday the 5th
Corporate functions in Calgary

Dove Creek Recording Sessions
These will begin March 8th
The beginnings of a children’s faery tale CD.
Seven original faery tales with the addition of three songs.

March will also be the pre-production of a new musical CD.

Tuesday, 13th
The Orca Probus Club
St. Patrick’s Celebration
Must be members to attend
5- 6:30 pm
Contact: Vince Borch 250-334-4641

Saturday 17th
7 pm
Anita McCamley Presents St. Patrick’s Evening
Mayne Island Resort
TIx & Info:  Anita 250-539-2790

APRIL 2012

Wednesday 11th through Friday 20th
The Oregon Trail concert tour part 2
More info to follow

MAY 2012

Tuesday, 1st
Cumberland Museum
International Workers Day
One set 6:00 pm
Info: to follow

Thursday, 3rd
Vancouver Island Mayworks’ Women and Work
Zocalo Cafe on 5th, Courtenay
7:30-8:00 pm

Wednesday, 16th through Sunday, 27th
Northern US tour.
It seems to be the year of Northern US house concerts.
As with February, these are invite only shows.

JUNE 2012

Saturday 9th June:
Away With The Fairies BOOK LAUNCH EVENTS:

    Saturday 9th June, from 10:30 – Noon

A Very Merry Fairy Saturday!

This event is open to boys and girls with parental/adult supervision. This event is free of charge.
“Attention children!  Come dressed as a girl or boy Fairy if you like, create your own table place mat, make a Fairy bookmark, receive a special Fairy pop, and if you  choose, you will be given your individual Fairy name from the magical Queen of the Fairies book.”

Mary’s new Away With The Fairies book/cd set will be available for purchase and for autographing.  Bring your imaginations!

    Saturday 9th June, from 2 – 4 pm

Away With The Fairies – Book One Ages 4-104!
BOOK LAUNCH & SIGNING with Mary Murphy
Courtenay, BC

Acclaimed local author Mary Murphy will be displaying and signing her newest children’s literary creation at Laughing Oyster Books. These seven fanciful tales revolve around frolicking Fairy children searching for a solution for their wee sister’s missing wing interior. Away with the Fairies is a brimming new release which includes the book, an audio CD (of the tales read by Mary herself and three Fairy songs), one old fashioned paper dressing doll with extra outfit (tucked behind the CD), six colouring pages, one Fairy puzzle and seven vocabulary challenges. Audio runs for a little over an hour in length. All this for just under twenty dollars!

Delight in the emerging forest creatures such as Broc the badger, Minar the mouse and an impish little brownie named Nash. The stunning illustrations throughout, by artist Fiona Van Housen, adds a beautiful dimension to these magical, Irish timeless tales.

Mary is an enthusiastic proponent of language expansion through spirited vocabulary and sentence context, while still maintaining the childlike wonder and joy of a storyline. “Mary’s grasp of a child’s sense of wonderment and awe is not just highly entertaining but markedly educational.” – Principal Mount Begbie School, Revelstoke.

Mary Murphy is a renowned Irish singer/songwriter and is the published author of the adult fiction novel, The Emerald Diaries-Secrets of an Irish Clan, which is also available at Laughing Oyster – 286 5th St Courtenay 250-334-2511

Sunday 10th through Saturday the 16th
At Dove Creek Recording Studio – Recording sessions begin for Mary’s new CD entitled ‘Honey from Heather’.
This will be a full band recording that is due to be released in the autumn.

Sunday, 17th
Downtown Courtenay – Car Free Sunday
12 noon to 5pm
Mary will have a table set up around 5th and England
Books/CD’s and a wishing Jar for anyone who would like to make a wish for themselves or someone they love.
Look for the Celtic cloth behind the table…that is where Mary will be!

JULY 2012

Monday the 2nd through Thursday the 12th
Writing retreat

Friday, 20th, Saturday 21st, Sunday 22nd:
28th Annual Islands Folk Festival
Saturday  21st: Chapel Concert  at 2pm
Sunday 22nd:  Main stage – Noon


Friday, 3rd through Monday, 6th
Filberg Festival:
Sunday Main Stage 4:00 pm
Monday Garden Stage 3:30 pm



Alberta Autumn Leaves Tour:

Saturday, 20th

Sunday, 21st

Tuesday, 23rd
Pincher Creek

Wednesday, 24th

Thursday, 25th
Eastland (Saskatoon)

Friday, 26th

Saturday, 27th

Sunday, 28th

Monday, 29th
Rocky Mountain House

Tuesday, 30th

Home Routes House Concert Circuits


Continuation of the Alberta Autum Leaves Tour:

Thursday, 1st
New Norway

Friday, 2nd

Saturday, 3rd
Spruce Grove


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